Scottie Pippen Highest-Paid Basketball player in the World

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Scottie Pippen led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid basketball players” released on Saturday.

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It's been a rough year for the basketball player, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 52-year-old Scottie Pippen has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid basketball players for 2017 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 19/11/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Scottie Pippen tops annual list of highest-paid basketball players

In 2015 it looked like the basketball player’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (November 18) that Pippen is the highest-paid basketball player in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between October 2016 and October 2017, a nearly $30 million lead over his closest competition.

People With Money’s factors

In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.

The American basketball player has an estimated net worth of $185 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Pippen Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Hamburg Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderpippen - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Scottie) and a fashion line called “Scottie Pippen Seduction”.

The ranking is significant for many Scottie fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

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